All non-immigrant US visa fees paid before October 1, 2022 will expire on September 30, so those who were unable to do so should, su cita agendas before the deadline arrived, reminded the Vice Consul for Visas of the Embassy of the United States in Mexico, Daniel O’Quinn.
“Starting October 1, the fee payments made will be valid for one year. What do I mean by this? If you have already paid the fee, but you have not scheduled your appointment, you may lose to pay and have to pay again. It doesn’t matter when the appointment is, the important thing is to schedule it,” clarified the Vice Consul for Visa at the Embassy of the United States in Mexico in an interview with Manuel Feregrino ‘Por la Mañana’.
In the same way, the vice consul clarified that if the appointment is scheduled, even if it hasn’t happened yet, nothing will happen.
“It is very important that the people making the request verify when they paid the fee and verify that they are already at the appointment scheduled, (especially) if they use a third party to schedule their appointment,” O’Quinn insisted.
Mexicans need a visa to enter the United States. For this reason, documents can be processed for non-immigrant categories (for those who come to the US temporarily) and immigrants (for those who want to live in a North American country).
How is the US visa processed?
Daniel O’Quinn insisted that anyone seeking to process it would go through official channels. To process the US visa you need to follow these steps.
- Fill out the DS-160 form here.
- Pay $185 for the visa application if you are a non-immigrant; or $205 if it is a request for temporary workers.
- Afterwards, you should request an appointment at the nearest embassy or consulate. The waiting time to be scheduled can vary, but for Mexico City it ranges from 2 days, in the case of students, to 644 days, in the case of tourists.
- Prepare your documents (passport valid for 6 more months from the period in which the stay in the US is intended, confirmation of Form DS-160, receipt of payment for the application and photo).
- Attend the appointment: that day they will ask you various questions about your visit to the United States, where section 214 (b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act is famous, because it assumes that every applicant can be an immigrant. Then you need to show that you have strong ties to the country of origin that will force you to leave the US after your visit.